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Wildflowers by Nick Berezenko
Evening primroses and sand verbenas carpet the landscape of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.

© Nick Berezenko

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Wildflowers Resource Guide

by Daniel Jacka

Arizona State Parks
602-542-4174 or 800-285-3703

Arizona State Parks are the ideal place to observe wildflowers in Arizona. Each year, State Parks releases the “Ranger Cam,” a collection of wildflower photos and directions to specific locations.

Arizona Game and Fish Department
For illustrations of specific plants, populations in certain areas, and good predictions of locations, look no further than the GFD. Using precise criteria for its analysis, the Department provides maps on its website of where specific wildflowers should be found.

The U.S. Forest Service
800-832-1355 (information center)

Though the U.S. Forest Service covers the entire country, it still can provide specific tips for Arizona. On its wildflower page, you can find links to other sources of information, along with a guide to help new wildflowers observers not break any rules.


In need of travel information, maps, and analysis of the desert environment? Look to DesertUSA.com. The website provides weekly updates by wildflower enthusiasts of sightings and locations of wildflowers in the entire Southwest area. Its also publishes a field guide to help with naming flowers.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Part zoo, part history museum, and part botanical garden, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has a little bit of everything. Located in Tucson, it provides information about how wildflowers survive in the desert and shows examples of desert wildflower life to the public.

Desert Botanical Garden
480-481-8188 (call center)
With trails for hikers, the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix provides a unique chance to see Arizona wildflowers. The Garden looks to provide education about the conservation of Desert habitats, and its exhibits provide plenty of insight into Arizona and its native plants and wildflowers.

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